Child Participation

Children have the right to participate in matters affecting their lives and should be enabled to give their opinions, and to have those opinions taken into account. Through participation, children learn self-expression, empowerment and ultimately greater self-esteem.  Children are a diverse group and therefore children of different ages, abilities, backgrounds, races, and both genders should ideally be included in a consultation process.

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Elin Hultman, Staffan Höjer, Monica Larsson - Child & Family Social Work,

The aim of this paper is to describe and analyse the notion of age and maturity in child protection proceedings in order to elucidate how these aspects could influence children's rights to participate.

Gerison Lansdown - Child Abuse & Neglect,

This paper examines the inter-relationship between the rights to protection and to participation that are embodied in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Hanita Kosher & Asher Ben-Arieh - Child Abuse & Neglect,

This article discusses the interaction between protection of maltreated children and their participation. Five aspects of child participation in the field of child maltreatment will be presented: children's participation in the definition of child maltreatment phenomena; children's participation in measuring the prevalence of child maltreatment; children's participation in clinical assessments; children's participation in in the decision-making process in child protection system; and children's participation in the efforts to prevent child maltreatment.

Amanda Keller, Melanie Doucet, Jennifer Dupuis, Jessica Dupuis, and Varda R. Mann-Feder - International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies,

This report describes the evolution of an independent youth-led organization for youth in and from care in Quebec, Canada

Empowering People in Care (EPIC),

This Podcast series explores the experiences of people who grew up in the care system from all over the world. It is presented by a care-leaver Thomas Mongan and an Advocate Peter Lane.

Séverine Euillet - Child & Family Social Work,

The purposes of this study are to document and analyse the point of view of children in foster families on their subjective well‐being and also to identify contextual factors that influence it.

Nicole Kratky & Michela Schröder-Abé - Child & Family Social Work,

In this study, the authors extracted information about children's statements from court file data of 220 child protection cases in Germany.

The Independent Care Review,

This Thank You is intended for the thousands of people who contributed to the Scottish Independent Care Review. It describes the process of the Care Review and lists the names of many of the organizations and individuals who were involved.

The Independent Care Review,

One of several reports produced as part of the Scottish Independent Care Review, The Promise sets out an overall view of what the new approach to children's care in Scotland should be.

The Independent Care Review,

These films show what the Independent Scottish Care Review learned from talking with children, young people, their families and carers.